Winter weather conditions continue to bring rough seas and strong winds to the search area, impacting on operations.
Fugro Discovery is on weather standby north of the search area. Forecast poor weather conditions will likely delay search operations.
Fugro Equator has been unable to undertake deep tow search activities due to poor weather. Consequently, the vessel has been tasked with bathymetric survey operations which can generally still be carried out in such conditions, however, survey was suspended briefly when the weather became extreme. Surveying has now recommenced.
Dong Hai Jiu 101 continues to be on weather standby as current conditions preclude deep-tow search operations.